Places in the Bible Today:

Hammath 1


Translated NameHammath
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Hamat Tiberias (modern): 60% confidence
    1. ruins at Hamat TiberiasHamat Tiberias

  2. Tel Raqqat (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. aerial panorama of Tel RaqqatTel Raqqat

Verses (1)

Josh 19:35

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookHammath (Place) (2007)Hammath
OpenBible.infoa2d6bfc (Hammath 1)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1083
WikipediaList of minor biblical places#Hammath (anchor)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 435
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Hammath (place)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Hammath
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Hammath
  5. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 198
  6. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011): Hamath
  7. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Hammath
  8. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  9. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Hammath
  10. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Hammath
  11. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  12. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 23
  13. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Hammath
  14. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Hammath
  15. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  16. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Hammath
  17. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  18. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Hammath
  19. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Hammat
  20. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Hammath
  21. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 19:35
  22. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  23. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  24. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Josh 21:27-33

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications is changing over time. Each dot (connected by a dotted line) reflects the confidence of an identification over the preceding ten years (e.g., the 2009 dot reflects scholarship from 2000 to 2009), and the corresponding solid line reflects a best-fit line for the identification. Confidences that cluster near or below 0% indicate low confidence. Because of the small dataset, it's best to use this chart for general trends; if one identification is trending much higher than the others (in this case, Hamat Tiberias), then you can probably have higher confidence in the identification. This chart only reflects the sources I consulted (listed above), not an exhaustive review of the literature.

Places with Similar Names

Thumbnail Image Credits

Ricardo Tulio Gandelman, אסף שגיא


This page attempts to identify all the possible locations where this biblical place could be. The confidence levels add up to less than 100%, indicating that the modern location is uncertain. It's best to think about the confidences in relative rather than absolute terms. Often they reflect different schools of thought, each confident in their identifications.